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Weekly Action + News 19/11/21

Hi all

Manchester Amnesty Weekly Action

Please do this action and make a difference.

Continuing on from last week with the UK priority cases in this year’s global Write for Rights campaign, please take action on behalf of  Janna Jihad, a young Palestinian who lives in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. When she was seven, the Israeli military killed her uncle. Janna used her mother’s phone to record and show the world the racist brutality her community experiences at the hands of Israeli forces. At 13, she became the world’s youngest press card-carrying journalist, documenting the Israeli army’s violent, oppressive and often deadly treatment of Palestinians. Today, Janna is facing regular harassment and even death threats for her journalism

Call on Israel to meet its full obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by protecting her and other Palestinian children from harm. Sign the petition at

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/demand-protection-janna?from=issue

You can get involved in all of this year’s campaign both by sending messages of support (e.g. in the form of a greetings card) and by sending appeals to the authorities. You can get further details and download the booklet from https://www.amnesty.org.uk/write-rights-2021-get-started.

As well as taking part yourselves, we’d like you to invite your friends, colleagues, neighbours and family to send a card or appeal. Are you a member of a group (church, mosque, walking, book . . .) who might be interested. Send them the booklet and invite them to have a go.

Write for Rights Event

The Whalley Range Peace and Justice group are holding their annual event in St Margaret’s Church on Saturday December 4th, 2-4pm – see flyer.  This is a great community event with food and music and will really inspire you to send lots of solidarity messages. All Welcome!

Craftivism Group

Saturday 20th Nov 10-12 noon   PLEASE JOIN US

Horsfall Room Manchester City Art Gallery (round the corner from the women’s toilets - ask in reception for it)

We are making a welcome gift for the new leader of the Manchester City council, Bev Craig. Current thoughts are to make a hanging that will remind Bev of our work and concerns. Other ideas welcome! You don’t need to bring any kit, just your hands and a willingness to have a go!

Anne Walker

Secretary

Manchester Group of Amnesty International UK

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